Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Please, Explain What U Mean

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Alexander on May 2, 2001 20:27:26 UTC

by "changing mind" and "replacing heart".

And I presume that you know how creative are EXISTING computers in getting out of multidimensional labyrinths, in playing chess and other complex logical games, in playing strategy games, in regulating complex street traffic, in fuzzy keywords database search engines, in composing melodies, in writing poetry, in analysing DNA similarities, in creating cartoons and movies, etc, etc.

Download chess software and let your computer play with itself - it is cool experience to see how fast and creative are the moves of "both sides".

Robots already can, physically play piano watching sheet music (and the sheet music can be created and written by another robot), they can physically oil paint and draw creating both abstract and realistic paintings, they can play simple ball games, etc.

Robots and computers already easily outperform humans in most of single human brain functions - in calculation, in memorizing/ recalling/ searching information, in logical analysis, in various "mental modelling" of reality, in expert advising, and many other tasks.

Sure it is easy to add emotions to computer software. Display "I am sad" or gloomy face every time negative information is entered into computer or some particular situation is analysed "negative" by it, and joy face if the result is positive. Add t=rmd(N) (random number) in the program to interrupt it at time t and switch randomly to another task - and you have computer with built-in ADD (attention deficit disorder). Display "Eurica" each time a problem is solved or certain information is found. Add a string into code to moan loudly when a problem is too complex or if it takes too long to calculate. Make it say "Lunch time" at 12:00 (and stop calculating till 13:00), and shut down automatically at 17:00 displaying "Honey, I am home". Add laughting sound (if entered data are inconsistent, or the result is way out of expected range). Add snoring and "Do not disturb" screen saver between 1 am and 7 am.

The more emotions and human-specific reactions you add, the closer to real human it will look and act like.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2024 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins